HBweCU

"HBweCU" is taking audiences on a journey into Black America’s most precious institutions: our Historically Black Colleges and Universities. From the culture of HBCU Homecomings to the students, faculty and alumni of the 107 schools to the various topics that affect them, we’re committed to shining a light on these educational institutions. New content including articles, videos and photo galleries will display the best in Black Excellence and will feature the faces and voices of the very people who make HBCUs so memorable and special.

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Why ‘Coming To America’ Has A Different Meaning For International HBCU Students

While a combination of a global pandemic, changes in immigration policy and the end of a scholarship program has slowed the pace a little, Black colleges are still a destination for international students.
12/14/2022
HBCU Student and alumni side hustles

HBCU Students Find Ways To Make Their Side Hustles Ca-Ching

Bucking the stereotype of the “broke college student,” young Black entrepreneurs are finding ways to make their hobbies pad their paychecks.
12/05/2022

Another Type Of Homecoming: What's Behind The Jump in HBCU Enrollment?

For reasons ranging from better financial aid to academic environments that comes with a safer space, young people are increasingly turning to HBCUs.
10/21/2022

Generation to Generation: A Family Passes Down The HBCU Tradition

One point of pride for many parents is when their children attend the same college they did, for the Brandon family, that happened with an HBCU.
10/28/2022

Glamour Magazine's 2022 HBCU College Women of the Year

Karyn Onyeneho Is a Maverick for Change in the Field of Human Genetics

Onyeneho, 39, recently earned her PhD from Howard University and is working full-time at the National Institutes of Health to focus on diversity and equity in the public health space.
12/01/2022

Evolone Layne Is Taking Over STEM, One App at a Time

The Howard University junior intertwines her love for music with her passion for artificial intelligence, and she’s committed to using technology to help her community.
12/01/2022

Kennedy Whisenant Is Working to Make Inclusive Fashion a Reality

Only the second African American woman to win Miss Collegiate America 2022, the Clark Atlanta student is taking support from her HBCU village and aiming high.
12/01/2022

Noella Williams: Activist, Anime Fan, Author

After transferring to Florida’s largest historically Black university, Williams’s world opened up when she realized that there was space for reproductive justice and radical politics at Florida A&M.
12/01/2022

Maisie Brown, 21, Is Becoming the Face and Voice of the Jackson Water Crisis

The Jackson State University sophomore is leading the effort to deliver drinking water to residents who can’t make it to the city’s distribution centers.
12/01/2022

Mallory Butts Is Putting Black Beauty First

She used to make her own beauty products as a kid. Now the 19-year-old Spelman College chemical engineering student is on her way to making it her job.
12/01/2022

Winslyn Parrish Is on a Mission to Destigmatize Therapy for Black Women

After losing her mother a year ago, Parrish has doubled down on her commitment to embrace community, prioritize her mental health, and lean into the health justice space—all while maintaining a 4.0. How does she do it? A lot of therapy.
12/01/2022

Kennedy Orr Wants to Create a Cannabis Industry for the Culture

Forging a space where the Black community can enter the leafy business is a feat, but with an HBCU education, Orr knows anything is possible.
12/01/2022

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The HBCU Runway: Looking Good at Homecoming and Feelin' It

If you want to look fierce during Homecoming season, check out these fashion influencers who know what style is and how to work it!
10/21/2022

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A.J. Ross Discusses The HBCU All-Star Game and The Importance of Spotlighting Black Collegiate Sports

The two-time Emmy winner discussed the Final Four, Black excellence in athletics, and the rise in popularity of women’s basketball.
04/05/2024

Jasmine Guy Explains Why Bill Cosby's Legacy Should Not be Overshadowed by His Crimes

The "A Different World" alum appeared on a segment of Page Six where she discussed Cosby's contributions to education in the Black community.
03/27/2024
The Wave

6 Black Women That HBCU Students Should Know

In honor of Women’s History Month, here is a list of Black trailblazing women students should follow.
03/08/2024
Storm Reid

Storm Reid Gives Advice To College Freshmen

The Emmy Award-winning actress is a senior at the University of Southern California.
03/06/2024
Malinda Williams

Malinda Williams Launches Coding Bootcamp For Women At HBCUs

The E.S.T.E.A.M. Project will take place May 30 through June 2, 2024 on the campus of Jackson State University.
03/05/2024

‘A Different World’ Cast Reunites For Epic 10-City HBCU Tour

The crew from the beloved sitcom is back to promote enrollment at HBCUs and raise money for scholarships.
03/01/2024

This HBCU Alum’s Baseball Journey To The Major League Baseball Front Office

From Alcorn State University to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Brandon Rembert shares how his HBCU prepared him for the pros.
02/27/2024

Bevel Gifts Clark Atlanta University A Locker Room Renovation

The men’s grooming brand transformed the HBCU’s basketball team’s locker room into a state-of-the-art barbershop and lounge space.
02/27/2024

Howard University To Debut First HBCU Ice Skating Team

The intercollegiate skating team will face the University of Delaware in its first competition.
02/23/2024

6 Black-Owned Businesses HBCU Students Should Shop

In honor of Black History Month, we’ve compiled a list of Black-owned businesses students will love to shop.
02/22/2024

Morgan State Wrestling Is Poised To Make Some Noise In The Near Future

For the first time in 25 years, Morgan State’s wrestling has returned.
02/14/2024